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How I Made Nouns Fun…

When I mention the word “science” in my classroom, 22 little faces all light up with excitement. I accidentally left a bag of bolts on a shelf in their view the other day and when I was asked what they were for and casually replied, “we’ll be using them in

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HOW TO INTRODUCE NEW VOCABULARY WORDS

Today is a Tuesday. But it feels like a Monday since we didn’t have school yesterday. And on Mondays I introduce the weekly vocabulary words {per the Treasures Reading Curriculum} so since today was pseudo-Monday we did that.  I wasn’t quite prepared for the reaction I got when I announced

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THE BEST ACTIVITY TO TEACH INFERENCING EVER

There are times when you spend hours upon hours trying to come up with “the perfect lesson” only to have it not live up to your expectations. And then there are the times when you randomly wake up at 3:30 a.m., an idea pops into your head and it turns

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How I Manage Reader’s Workshop

  I am so excited to share my READer’s Workshop Rotation Board with you. My Math Workshop Rotation Board is my #2 selling product {and has a 4.0 rating with close to 500 votes}. I found it to be so successful in my classroom, that I created a similar format for

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PERSONALIZED WRITER’S NOTEBOOKS {Teacher Tip #28}

I start each school year by readingJudy Moodyto the class as our first read aloud. It’s a fun book for all grade levels, but is PERFECT for 3rd graders.  Because the book starts off on Judy’s first day of 3rd grade. Hello text-to-self connection! Icreated a whole bunch of activities

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IDEAS for TEACHING WORD STUDY SKILLS

Sometimes things are just ironic. I’ve been working with my first grade son on word study patterns that compliment his weekly focus in class. For example, last week they did long i using “magic e” so I created some games for him to expose him to all of the ways

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printer printing paper math manipulatives

Free Printable Math Manipulatives for Elementary Teachers

Printable math manipulatives used to just be a good tool for homework support, when classroom manipulatives went missing, or when we didn’t have access due to financial constraints. 2020 changed everything. Now printable math manipulatives are an essential resource for all elementary teachers. Whether you use remote learning, distance learning,

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BOGGLE CLASSROOM DISPLAY ACTIVITIES for EARLY FINISHERS

{The printables needed to create this board can be accessed and downloaded here.} {Click here to access and download this product.}   I’ve created a printable packet that includes all of the necessary printables to create and use this in your own classroom. A word study center that is open-ended,

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HOW TO ORGANIZE LISTENING STATIONS

Are you looking for ideas on how to set up a listening center in your classroom? Maybe you are looking to improve the listening center you are already using. You found the right place! Some teachers think that listening centers are just for kindergarten, first, and second graders; however, the

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